Own a Piece of History in The Bahamas’ Eleuthera

“Mostly sea, always summer” is how English travel writer and explorer, Rosita Forbes, described the home she built in 1940.

Known as Unicorn Cay, this 7,000-square-foot chateau combines Old World charm and modern functionality, while taking full advantage of Eleuthera’s natural beauty. It is nestled on 11.7 acres of breathtaking views, lush foliage and 300 feet of pristine beach frontage, just southeast of the historic village and airport of Governor’s Harbour.

Beautifully maintained and remodeled, the home — listed at $4.75 million — borrows elements such as a large courtyard and turrets from the renowned Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Inside, the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath floor plan boasts an English Country style that is light and airy, with original hardwood floors and tile work, crown molding and high-end mahogany furniture. Additional features of the main home include a sumptuous master suite with bath, a TV room and office, a living room with bar and a chef’s dream kitchen with modern appliances and granite countertops. Unwind or entertain visiting family and friends outside by the heated pool, Jacuzzi, grilling area and spacious courtyard with a circular balcony overlooking the sea.

Although secluded and “worlds away,” this historic gem offers all the conveniences of rural living: satellite TV and internet, central air conditioning, water, electricity, telephone, a 28,000-gallon water tank, a 60-KW generator and a work studio above the 2-car garage. Being sold furnished, with the exception of a few paintings, books and other personal items.

For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please contact Brian Hanna, with Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty, at 242-225-2987.

— Gina Kramer

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